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Lexington Opera House

401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-4567
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Ranked #2 of 37 nightlife in Lexington
Type: Operas
Description: Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went today to see Shrek the Musical. Not a large lobby area so it became crowded before show time. Plenty of close parking. Seats are numbered weird so I was confused about our seating. It is a small venue but we had an excellent view of the stage.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to see a play/musical...not a bad seat in the house and the staff was very professional.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nestled between the churches and businesses in the Old downtown of Lexington, the Opera House is a gem. They always have great performances and the ambiance and history of the building and surroundings really take you back. For a medium sized town they offer world class entertainment and a variety of different types of acts and shows. We have always... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The opera house looked nice and appeared clean and cared for. However, it is pretty small and the top section is very high up. There is not much leg room at all, so it quickly got uncomfortable. We took advantage of the coat room, but that was not the best set up. After the show when we went to get... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Opera House is a good looking establishment, brick exterior, like a rehabbed fire house, but inside is in the tradition of opera and theatre houses with red carpeting and ornate hand rails up stairs to the nosebleed rungs. A large group of us attended the Black Jacket Symphony performance of the Beatles' album Abby Road. The musicians were talented... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A restored theater from the 1800's, the Lexington Opera House hosts a yearly series of traveling Broadway and off-Broadway shows that usually sells out early. Local theater groups also present seasonal performances.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Lexington Opera House is located downtown Lexington Kentucky. It is an old, beautiful, and ornate building, but renovated. It is smaller compared to other major city theatre. The sound and lighting are good. Both broadway & local plays. Parking readily available. Several great restaurants within walking distance. If I may, I'd suggest DeShae's around the corner.

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kentucky
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Intimate performance stage with beautifully restored detail... Lexington is fortunate to have it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The sound and sights of glorious opera in a setting of history. Go see and experience!

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Lexington, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I can actually sit comfortably these days, BUT, those steps in the aisle are still a [--] to see in the dark...oops, there goes another person down!

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